Canadian Mining Journal

Iron Ore

  • TAILINGS: BHP Billiton, Vale release Samarco dam report

    August 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – A panel of four geotechnical experts has released its findings into the tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine on Nov. 5, 2015. The panel was commissioned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA, co-owners of the

  • News

    IRON ORE: Quebec pledges $175M to New Millennium DSO project

    July 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC), a joint venture of India’s Tata Steel (94%) and Calgary’s New Millennium Iron Corp. (6%), has received a $175-million contribution from the Quebec government for the direct shipping ore (DSO) project in the

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    SIMULATION: Vale chooses Immersive Technologies to train truckless system operators in Brazil

    July 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – The S11D project in Canaã dos Carajás is in the world spotlight as truckless mining production is slated to begin in 2016. S11D will be one of the biggest mines in the world and this new production method

  • News

    Update: Champion remains optimistic at Bloom Lake

    June 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Champion Iron (TSX: CIA; ASX: CIA) is focused on reducing costs at the recently acquired Bloom Lake iron ore mine in the Labrador Trough, as part of a plan to restart the operation when prices for the steelmaking metal improve. Champion

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    IRON ORE: Arcelor Mittal suspends Mt. Wright mine expansion

    June 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – With no thanks to poor markets, ArcelorMittal announced late last week that is suspending an expansion project at the Mt. Wright iron mine. It has cancelled an overburden removal program that was to have started this month and

  • IRON ORE: Champion Iron closes acquisition of Bloom Lake property

    April 12, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Champion Iron of Montreal has completed a $30 million financing and closed the acquisition of the Bloom Lake iron ore mine 400 km north of Sept-Iles. The deal included includes the former producer, related rail assets, and the

  • News

    IRON ORE: Rockex signs LOI for Lake St. Joseph project

    February 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Rockex Mining Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON, has signed a letter of intent with Diversified Innovative Marketing Enterprises (DIME) to advance the Lake St. Joseph iron ore project 100 km northeast of Sioux Lookout. Rockex will spend $30

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    IRON ORE: Adriana secures its share of Lac Otelnuk JV

    January 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Adriana Resources of Toronto is committing $3.1 million to the Lac Otelnuk iron ore joint venture with WISCO. Wisco is investing $4.6 million as its share of the project. The total will supply approximately $660,000 per year through

  • Feature

    R&D provides much needed boost in the east

    January 1, 2016 by Phil Saunders

    Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the foremost producers of iron and nickel in Canada, ranking second in production of both metals among Canadian jurisdictions in 2014. It also produces, or has significant resources of a wide range of other

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    Champion Iron buys Bloom Lake

    December 16, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Champion Iron (TSX:CIA; ASX:CIA) is taking advantage of the commodities crash to snatch the shuttered Bloom Lake iron ore mine for a fraction of its previous purchase price. Champion recently agreed to buy the mine, related rail and mineral assets in

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    Cliffs closes Northshore operation amid weak iron ore demand

    November 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), the largest U.S.-based iron ore producer, said it was temporarily closing its Northshore Mining operation in Minnesota by Dec. 1, to reduce its record high inventory levels amid weaker iron ore demand in the U.S. and

  • NICKEL-IRON: First Point regains 100% of Decar project

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver has competed the transaction to regain 100% control of the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St James. First Point has paid US$4.75 million to repurchase the 60% of the